West Ham have seen a bid rejected for Olympique Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, while three other Premier League sides are also keeping tabs on the player.
Sanson has been a regular in the middle of the park for Marseille this season, starting 17 of his side's opening 19 Ligue 1 fixtures. His performances have helped guide Les Phocéens to second in the table, seven points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Le10 Sport are now reporting that West Ham made a bid 'several weeks ago', but their offer has since been turned down. The report does not specify how much the east London side offered, however.
Considering his importance to Marseille, the club are not keen to sell the player for the price the Hammers have offered, while they are also not keen to let him leave during the winter transfer window. However, the report does claim that an offer of €35m or above could be 'a game changer' in their pursuit of the player.
Le10 Sport further mention that fellow Premier League sides Newcastle, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace are all watching the 25-year-old 'very carefully'. Wolves were linked with a summer move for Sanson and were said to be eyeing up a €42m deal for the Marseille man, but a deal failed to materialise.
There is clearly interest in the gifted Frenchman, but it remains to be seen whether the Hammers will return with a higher bid. Elsewhere, 90min confirmed that West Ham are hopeful of agreeing an 18-month loan deal for promising Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.
However, they face competition from Everton, who believe they have moved ahead of West Ham in the race for the 20-year-old's signature. Alongside West Ham and Everton, there has also been interest in Fernandes from Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.